CHICAGO (CBS) — Another 67 people have died of COVID-19 in Illinois, and 2,508 new cases have been diagnosed, health officials said Sunday. That brings the total number of deaths in the state to 4,856 and the total number of confirmed cases to 110,304.
Over the last 24 hours, there were 25,674 tests confirmed, bringing the state total to 747,921, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The seven-day rolling positivity rate for the state is 12%.READ MORE: Oak Park Condo Owners Say Repair Work Has Gone Nowhere After More Than A Year And A Half, Despite Hefty Fees To Contractor
The state plans to move to to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan next weekend, meaning non-essential manufacturing, offices and retails businesses would be allowed to reopen under approved safety guidance from the Department of Public Health. Barber shops and salons would be allowed to reopen; and gyms and fitness clubs would be allowed to offer outdoor classes and one-on-one training; all with IDPH guidance. State parks also would be allowed to reopen, as would limited childcare and summer programs. Non-essential public gatherings of up to 10 people would be allowed, as opposed to the current limit of only essential gatherings of up to 10 people.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
Earlier this week, Pritzker announced bars and restaurants also would be able open outdoor service during Phase 3, but still would not be allowed to serve customers indoors until Phase 4. Tables outdoors would have to be six feet apart from each other, and staff would have to wear face coverings and take other social distancing precautions.
The governor said state officials will “very soon” be releasing the safety guidelines businesses will need to reopen in Phase 3.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Pritzker also said public health officials are working for guidelines for summer sports leagues to reopen, while still observing the state’s limit of 10 people on public gatherings.